I think coachmark brought some very good points here. However I am offering something from my own. I have experience of setting up max 500APs in cross-buildings sites and the maintenance works there after.
These are some of the questions that you would like to ask yourself
- Would your guests walk around when they use wifi? If their signal jumps around the APs when they use the washroom and their secure sessions dropped, is that okay?
- If you suspect your client using your wifi network to terror attack the government, would you want to be able to track who is who?
- Do you mind one of your clients using a BT client and acting as a server killing your network and everyone else complains? Do you want to control the bandwidth from a single connection? Do the employee wants a separate SSID with more bandwidth and higher access right?
- What if one of your clients acting as a fake AP, intercepting packets from other clients and steal their bank password and important emails? Do you want to be able to detect and counter that?
Home WIFI and business WIFI are two different concepts. If I am you, the first question I am going to ask my friend is, "what is your budget?"
Oh yes I do agree with coachmark as well. The thing is that its a restaurant like I had said in the earlier post. basically they'd be sitting at the table which is normally 3-4 per booth which will add around 120 ish clients after everything said and done. Sitting mostly for them. Which is no big deal.
For the most part everybody that comes in are regulars besides a given few. So no terroristic attacks, But I am glad you brought that up, As far as the primary and guest networks go. Yes I will be separating the networks for the employees and guests. So no issues there with that. I don't recall the speed that they currently have But I will have to get back to them. Here either this week or next week TWC will be boosting up the speeds for all customers too, ie: 30Mbps users will get 200Mbps ( is what im told) for instance.
Yes for the security is an absolute. I will also post a warning paper stating that it will be a public network but I would love to make that so no stealing info is very very very important for both parties
As well as budget I will ask them again. I mean literally anything is cool with me to give them a broad option on everything. I mean with cisco stuff was around 1500$ with 2 APs + controller (if needed) which I had told them that. Or the Ubi AP's with no controller ( if needed) + I need a great firewall ( If they do not have one but Once again I have to double check their whole surroundings. Its been a couple weeks lol)Edited by Cloudforever - 2/10/16 at 12:35pm